Executive Order 13572: Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria [open pdf - 206KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13572: Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby expand the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, and in Executive Order 13460 of February 13, 2008, finding that the Government of Syria's human rights abuses, including those related to the repression of the people of Syria, manifested most recently by the use of violence and torture against, and arbitrary arrests and detentions of, peaceful protestors by police, security forces, and other entities that have engaged in human rights abuses, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States ... "
Executive Order 13572; E.O. 13572
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Federal Register (May 3, 2011), v.76 no.85, p.24787-24789